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To seek a laurel wreath from a bride-cake. [To seek glory by
some trifling performance. A carpet knight.]

To seek a laurel wreath from a bride-cake. [To seek glory by
some trifling performance. A carpet knight.]

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By hooke or crooke.

By hooke or crooke.

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To have a smattering knowledge of anything.

To have a smattering knowledge of anything.

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To say that which is instructive and also pleasing.

To say that which is instructive and also pleasing.

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Needle in a bottle of hay.

Needle in a bottle of hay.

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Leap out of the frying pan into the fire.

Leap out of the frying pan into the fire.

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To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd.
And count their chickens ere they're hatch'd.

To swallow gudgeons ere they're catch'd.
And count their chickens ere they're hatch'd.

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To build castles in Spain.

To build castles in Spain.

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As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.

As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.

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